Covered Bridge - Manalapan, NJ

Quick Facts

Price Range
Low $200s - Mid $300s
Home Types
Attached, Condos
Number of Homes
New / Resale
Resale Homes Only
Age Restrictions
Construction Dates
1972 - 1982
K. Hovnanian
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Covered Bridge Overview

Covered Bridge is an affordable age-restricted community in Manalapan, New Jersey. This established community built in the 1970s is comprised of two condominium associations known as Covered Bridge 1 and Covered Bridge 2. Covered Bridge has a total of 1,557 units on 254 acres of original farm land.

A very well-appointed clubhouse, low priced homes, many social functions and over 50 clubs make Covered Bridge a popular community for active adults. In addition, residents also have easy access to the Pine Brook Golf Course which is located next door and offers discounts for Monmouth Country residents. Major transportation routes, shopping, and medical services are all accessible within a few minutes. The community also provides a S.C.A.T. bus to transport residents to nearby shopping. Covered Bridge is an age-restricted community that requires at least one occupant be 55 or older and no one under the age of 19 may permanently reside in the community.

Covered Bridge Amenities

Covered Bridge is host to two clubhouses for Covered Bridge One and Two. These clubhouses act as the focal points for activities and provide the perfect environment for residents to relax, play, and stay fit. Each clubhouse has its own pool, tennis courts, and fitness center in addition to their own amenities.

Residents can relax in the library over a good book. A billiards area is also included for some downtime with your neighbors. A computer area is on-hand for getting some work done or sending an email to loved ones. Hobbyists have use of a woodworking shop as well as a card room and arts and crafts studio for their individual pursuits or classes and group meetings. Living at Covered Bridge also means that you can catch a show at the performance theater. The Covered Bridge clubhouse also has a ballroom for large gatherings or joining a dance class.

Outside, Covered Bridge has four tennis courts, a bocce ball court, four shuffleboard courts, and a basketball court. A sparkling outdoor pool allows residents to swim a few laps or lounge on the patio. For a slower pace, residents can relax and reflect in the community gardening area or the koi pond.

Covered Bridge Homes & Real Estate

K. Hovnanian started construction of Covered Bridge in 1972 and by 1982 all 1,557 residences were completed in both Covered Bridge 1 and Covered Bridge 2. The community is comprised primarily of condominiums that are mostly in buildings of eight or ten units each with four or five upper units and four or five lower units. Condos have two bedrooms with one or two baths. Covered Bridge also has some two bedroom attached one-level ranch units. Resale homes may offer eat in kitchens, living room/dining room combinations, screened in porches, walk-in closets, and neutral decors. All homes in Covered Bridge have electric heat.

Covered Bridge Lifestye

Covered Bridge is a wonderful established community occupied by a diverse group of residents. A full-time activities director makes sure that there are many social functions and events held throughout the year. In addition, residents can join one of dozens of interest groups and clubs that include everything from ping pong and golf to chess and ceramics.

Join the bowling or golf group to enjoy some friendly neighborly competition or mingle with friends with neighborhood or holiday parties. Staying in-shape is never a chore when you can join exercise groups that range from Zumba to line dancing to chair-cersize. Take a mental break with the meditation group or explore the area on a bus trip. Whether you want to stay active physically or socially, Covered Bridge will have a group for you.


Covered Bridge is conveniently located on Route 9 in Manalapan in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Residents are within walking distance to New York City bus service. Shopping is made easy and convenient at the nearby Freehold Race Mall. There are also several other malls and plenty of shopping centers in the area. Culture enthusiasts will enjoy Monmouth County's best historical attractions like Monmouth Battlefield State Park and Covenhoven House.

The Jersey Shore beaches, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City are all easily reached from Covered Bridge and make great destinations for day trips. When your next destination is farther, Newark International Airport is about 30 miles away. From reasonably-priced homes to sterling amenities to several clubs, active adults in Manalapan, New Jersey have been proud to call Covered Bridge their 55+ community.

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    Covered Bridge Amenities

    Covered Bridge has two clubhouses for Covered Bridge One and Covered Bridge Two residents.

    • 2 Clubhouses
    • 2 Exercise Rooms
    • Sauna
    • Arts & Crafts Studio
    • Lounge
    • Gathering Room
    • Multi-Purpose Room
    • Ballroom
    • Performance Theater
    • Game Room
    • Table Tennis
    • Billiards Room
    • Woodworking Shop
    • Card Room
    • Computers
    • Library
    • Driving Range Practice Net
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Outdoor Patio
    • 4 Tennis Courts
    • Bocce Ball Court
    • 4 Shuffleboard Courts
    • Horseshoe Pits
    • Basketball Court
    • Gardening Plots
    • Picnic Area
    • Koi Pond

    Pine Brook Golf Course

    Covered Bridge residents also have access to the 18-hole, par 61 executive golf course where Monmouth County residents enjoy discounted rates.

    • 18-Hole Pine Brook Golf Course
    • Pro Shop

    Covered Bridge Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

    There are plenty of activities available in Covered Bridge. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

    • 3-D Classes
    • Baby Boomer Couples
    • Bingo
    • Bocce Ball
    • Book Club
    • Bowling
    • Breast Cancer Walk
    • Bus Trips
    • Canasta Class
    • Cards
    • Ceramics
    • Chaircercize
    • Chess
    • Christian Neighbors & Friends
    • Columbus Day Celebration
    • Covered Bridge Singers
    • Creative Writing
    • Current Events
    • Defensive Driving
    • Duplicate Bridge
    • Flea Market
    • Folk Dancing
    • Golf
    • Green Thumb Gardens
    • Halloween Party
    • High Holy Days
    • Italian Night
    • Jewish War Veterans
    • Labor Day BBQ
    • Line Dancing
    • Mah Jongg
    • Meditation Group
    • Movie Showings
    • Neighborhood Parties
    • Old Movie Trivia
    • River Boat Cruise
    • Senior Citizens Chapters
    • Shuffleboard
    • Singles
    • Table Tennis Team
    • Tennis
    • Veterans Recognition Breakfast
    • Water Aerobics
    • Yiddish Club
    • Zumba Gold

    Covered Bridge Reviews (7)

    Average Rating for this Community
    Date (Recent first)
    mike w.
    Shame what happened to our community! NO Grass, No Service, No Maintenance, Rude office. Property looks like GARBAGE! No longer desirable.
    March 1, 2020
    Phyllis L.
    I have lived here for thirteen years...the community was nicely kept..the past five years the place has fallen into disrepair...the lawn is overgrown, the sidewalks are broken, and what is left of the grass turns to mud in the rain...pools of water are up to our ankles when it rains, and huge puddles remain standing on the grass...growing more and more disappointed by the minute..calling the office is useless...
    April 17, 2019
    Real r.
    After two years living here the rules mean nothing there are children living here some blast music out of their windows. There are several commercial vehicles in the parking lots. There teens living with the parents what gives we were going to buy are unit but after no action we want nothing to do with the place. Not to mention having heavy footed people who live over you it's madness. We are going to buy a single family home soon. Remember 55 and older enforce the rules.
    August 20, 2017
    Moses S.
    Despite Maintenance fees higher than property tax everything here falls in disrepair .Bylaws are changed on the fly after secretive meeting of equally weird board of trustees who seem to have mission of turning Covered Bridge into dead zone Detention Camp . Rampant fraud !
    December 31, 2016
    No grass and plenty of snow left after a storm. What a disgrace for a senior community. Sidewalks are NEVER cleared of snow and grass mowers just throw dust while mowing. Terrible appearance!
    September 17, 2016
    Bob Y.
    This year(2014) was an extraordinary year for snow in this area. But it wasn't the quantity of the snow. It was the frequency and the consistency coupled with nighttime freezing. This made it appear as if roads or sidewalks weren't being salted properly but in fact they had to wait at times to avoid wasting precious melting products.

    There were even days when I heard from snow removal companies "There is no salt in NJ"

    And I heard plenty of horror stories from residents of other communities. The Board here did an exemplary job in the handling of the snow removal.

    The undersigned is not a Board member but is active in the Buildings and Grounds Committee.

    Bob Yacknowitz
    April 1, 2014
    Before you move to this community understand that NO SNOW removal is provided. Parking areas are plowed once always leaving ice and snow piled high behind every car. NO SALT is every spread. Sidewalks are NOT cleared at all! The only walkway clear is the 20' from your front door to the snow covered parking lot sometimes days later. NO sidewalks to your parking spots are every cleared. The snow and ice is a disgrace in an adult community.
    January 4, 2014

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